15 Core Objectives(EP)

The Eligible Professional (EP) should meet the following 15 core objectives when using a Meaningful Use certified EHR/EMR technology. Specific measures are applicable for each of the objectives. As an example:

Objective 1 Measure
Computerized physician order entry (CPOE) of medications More than 30% of unique patients with at least one medication in their medication list seen by the EP have at least one medication order entered using CPOE

  1. Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) of medications.
  2. Generate and transmit permissible prescriptions electronically (eRx)
  3. Report a total of 6 ambulatory clinical quality measures to CMS (Medicare EHR Incentive Program) or States (Medicaid EHR Incentive Program)
  4. Implement one clinical decision support rule
  5. Provide patients with an electronic copy of their health information, upon request
  6. Provide clinical summaries for patient for each office visit
  7. Drug-drug and drug-allergy interaction checks
  8. Enable a user to electronically record, modify, and retrieve patient demographic data including preferred language, gender, race, ethnicity, and date of birth
  9. Maintain an up-to-date problem list of current and active diagnoses based on ICD-9-CM or SNOMED CT®.
  10. Maintain the patient's active medication list
  11. Maintain the patient's active medication allergy list
  12. Record and chart changes in vital signs: Height, Weight, Blood pressure, Calculate and display: BMI, Plot and display growth, charts for children 2-20 years, including BMI.
  13. Record smoking status for patients 13 years old or older
  14. Capability to exchange key clinical information among providers of care and patient-authorized entities electronically
  15. Protect electronic health information created or maintained by the certified EHR technology through the implementation of appropriate technical capabilities.